I am so tired of gun owners who boast on social media of their arsenal, insisting that “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” That’s nothing more than a tired cliché that appears after every massacre along with “our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.” Enough of clichés; let’s get busy.
Subjecting purchasers to background and purchase checks is a good idea. No one needs the amount of ammunition those killers in San Bernardino amassed - for any reason.
Slap-happy gun owners and their hysterical attitudes about their rights to gun ownership are part of the larger problem we face as a society. They are not responsible citizens to spew that kind of resistance to common sense, especially right after yet another massacre. It’s twisted.
Gun owners like this are not contributing to a better tomorrow; they are stagnating serious efforts to stem gun violence. They are indeed part of the problem.
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“Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” True, but people without guns don’t ever use guns to kill people.